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Thursday, March 13, 2014

In Fox Drum Bebop (Kaya Press, April 2014), author Gene Oishi gives us glimpses into the life of Hiroshi Kono, from the time Hiroishi  is eight-years-old and living in rural California to his time in an Arizona internment camp and far into his adult life, exploring the reverberations of war and trauma. This week in Los Angeles, join us for two chances to hear Gene Oishi discuss Fox Drum Bebop in conversation with other Japanese American writers, and buy an advance copy of the book.

Japanese American Imprisonment and Resettlement: The Power of Our Stories

Thursday March 13, 2014 | 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC Room 302) (3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles CA 90089), University of Southern California

In this intergenerational presentation, authors Brian Komei Dempster and Gene Oishi will illustrate the critical importance of storytelling for Japanese Americans and the power of writing to document, empower, and heal. Co-sponsored by the USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture’s Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Series and Kaya Press.

RSVP to CJRC@dornisfe.usc.edu.

 

 

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